Chandrayaan-2 sends 2 photos of Moon from 2,650 kms away

Chandrayaan-2 has shot an image of the Moon from a height of over 2,000 km as it flies around the satellite, preparing to land a rover on the lunar surface. The photo of the Moon was shot by Vikram, which is Chandrayaan-2’s lander.

The photo was released by Isro on Twitter. The image was shot on August 21 and was taken from a height of 2,650 kiometres, Isro said.

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In the photo, Isro highlighted two significant lunar landmarks — the Apollo crater and the Mare Orientale basin.

Chandrayaan-2 is currently flying in an elliptical orbit of 118 kms x 4412 kms around the Moon. The closest Chandrayaan-2 comes to the Moon on this orbit is 118 kms while the farthest is 4412 kms.

 

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